Walmart offers the Alex Toys Little Hands Ready Set School, model no. 0A1454, for $11.43. (Amazon has it for the same with free shipping for Prime members.) Opt for in-store pickup to avoid the $5.97 shipping charge. That's the lowest price we could find by $6. It includes four wipe-away books with markers, eight finger crayons, safety scissors, two stencils, 15 activity pages, 75 stickers, and a shoelace.

Update: The Walmart item is no longer available; however, Amazon still offers it for $11.43 with free shipping for Prime members.